Talks & Readings

Speaker Nite – “The Media and the President: Who Shapes Whom?”

Tuesday Jul. 25, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, Buffalo

In the Speaker Nite series, we examine issues that were important during TR’s lifetime and continue to be relevant today.


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Closing Reception / Lesley Maia Horowitz: Course of Empire

Friday Jul. 28, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eleven Twenty Projects, Buffalo

Closing Reception / Lesley Maia Horowitz: Course of Empire


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Host Defense Demo

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feel-Rite Fresh Market- Delaware Ave, Buffalo

Host Defense Demo


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Host Defense Demo

Sunday Jul. 30, 2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feel-Rite Fresh Market- Delaware Ave, Buffalo

Host Defense Demo


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Drawing: The Beginning of Everything

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
All Day
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Join Godin-Spaulding Curator & Curator for the Collection Holly E. Hughes for a discussion of the exhibition Drawing: The Beginning of Everything.


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Wright at 150 Lecture Series

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Darwin Martin House, Buffalo

Wright at 150 Lecture Series

On a national level, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City is launching a retrospective exhibit entitled Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive.  In conjunction with MoMA, the Martin House is hosting six of the exhibit curators in a speaker series that will activate the 150 Hours event on June 5.  The first speaker is the exhibition’s lead curator, Berry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History at Columbia University and curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA.  The other five curators will present monthly through October 2017. To conclude the lecture series, a panel discussion will take place in October, wherein leading critics will examine Wright’s key architectural writings and the state of architectural criticism today. TICKETS

Wright at 150 speakers July – October:

July 7

Ken Tadashi Oshima  |  University of Washington

In Between Space: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Interchange with Japan

August 4

Michael Desmond  |  Louisiana State University

Shifting Perceptions of Form: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Circular Houses

September 8

Mabel O. Wilson  |  Columbia University

Frank Lloyd Wright + the Design for a Rosenwald School

October 6

Jennifer Gray  |  MoMA

Therese O’Malley  |  National Gallery of Art

Frank Lloyd Wright: Nature, Landscape, and Architecture

One Architect, One Family, Two Houses – Buffalo, NY

Beyond this weeklong celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo, the Martin House and Graycliff offer a variety of tours, educational programming, and special events throughout the year.  In addition to multiple Wright-designed structures, Buffalo boasts an impressive portfolio of works by world-class architects including important buildings by Louis Sullivan, H.H. Richardson, the Saarinen’s, Daniel Burnham, and more.  Visit Buffalo Niagara is a one-stop resource to plan an itinerary around these architectural gems and discover more of Buffalo’s rich cultural heritage.  Find more information at their website, and enjoy a special FLW150 inspired video here:

youtube.com/watch?v=x1lHH5Da2Vg

visitbuffaloniagara.com/

New York State Arts and Crafts Alliance

In coordination with the Arts and Crafts Alliance, Wright sites and leaders in the American Arts and Crafts community in Buffalo are offering exhibit openings, family programming, lectures, and special events, launching for Wright’s 150th birthday, and extending through the end of the year.

Alliance members include Roycroft Inn and Campus, Burchfield Penney Art Center, University at Buffalo, Larkin Center of Commerce, Buffalo History Museum, Visit Buffalo Niagara, Graycliff, and Martin House.

For a complete list of events surrounding FLW150 and the celebration of American Arts and Crafts in Buffalo, browse a calendar of activities from June-October 2017 on the Arts and Crafts Alliance website: artsandcraftsalliance.org/events/

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT

Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)

Frank Lloyd Wright is internationally recognized as one of the most important figures in 20th century architecture and design.  His genius is marked by his vision to create a new form of American architecture based on the open landscape of the Midwestern Prairie.  Wright redefined traditional concepts of space by physically and spiritually connecting the built environment to the natural world.  He is best known for his “Prairie style” homes, efficient office buildings, and innovative furniture and decorative designs.

ABOUT THE MARTIN HOUSE

The Martin House, designed and built from 1903-05, is considered by Wright scholars to be a significant turning point in the evolution of the Prairie house concept. The original complex consisted of the main Martin House, pergola, conservatory and carriage house, the Barton House and a gardener’s cottage, totaling nearly 32,000 square feet. Wright called the Martin House his “opus,” and had its plans tacked above his drafting board for decades. Reconstruction of the pergola, conservatory and carriage house was completed in early 2007 in the most ambitious restoration of demolished Wright buildings ever undertaken.

The Martin House Restoration Corporation is a New York not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992. It has a 30-member board of directors and approximately 400 active volunteers. The historic Martin House site is open for tours year round. More information about this National Historic Landmark, including tour information, can be found at darwinmartinhouse.org

ABOUT THE GRAYCLIFF CONSERVANCY

The non-profit Graycliff Conservancy was founded in 1997 specifically to acquire, preserve, and restore Graycliff, the summer home of Darwin and Isabelle Martin which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1927-28. A true grass-roots success story, thanks to volunteers and professionals throughout the region and across the country, the Graycliff Conservancy offers public tours and related programs that showcase Wright’s design and tell the Graycliff story.  A complex of three buildings set amidst more than eight acres of rolling lawns and gardens also designed by Wright, Graycliff is a scenic and simple 20-minute drive south of downtown Buffalo in the town of Derby.  A New York State Landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is located at 6472 Old Lakeshore Rd., Derby, NY, 14047.  graycliffestate.org/


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Wright at 150 Lecture Series: Michael Desmond

Friday Aug. 04, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Darwin Martin House, Buffalo

Michael Desmond, a Wright scholar and professor of Architecture at Louisiana State University, will ‘unpack’ his finds within the archive – revealing a discovery of Wright’s circular homes and communities …


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Sleuth To The Stars

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

Sleuth to the Stars


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A Gallery Reading by Bella Poynton

Saturday Aug. 05, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

An original piece of genre based theatre by native Buffalo playwright Bella Poynton


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A Gallery Reading by Bella Poynton

Sunday Aug. 06, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

An original piece of genre based theatre by native Buffalo playwright Bella Poynton.


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The Ultimate Authors Chair

Monday Aug. 07, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Canalside, Buffalo

Come join the Family Literacy Center from Niagara University to hear books read by local teachers, authors, and celebrities and see stories performed by the Niagara University Repertory Theatre.


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EPIC Summer Storytime Series at Canalside, Presented by M&T Bank

Wednesday Aug. 09, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Canalside, Buffalo

From 11am-1pm we’ll be covering the teeth and tummy with our, “Healthy Eating and Brushing Your Teeth” theme. BCBS Healthy Zone Cruise will be visiting us again and also UBMD Dentistry.


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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Aug. 11, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.


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Artist Talk and Reception

Thursday Aug. 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Artpark, Lewiston

A few, select moves of the masters of time and color and placement in the broader idea of composition converge, and Manuse shares his beautiful vault of painterly abstraction with whimsy, communicating joyfulness and the conundrums of this present world.


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Wordism

Saturday Aug. 19, 2017
8:00 pm
Pausa Art House, Buffalo

Wordism is a non-competitive open mike forum for spoken word artists with music by Walter Kemp III.


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Business First’s Economic Development Power Breakfast

Thursday Aug. 24, 2017
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, Depew

Buffalo Business Firsts panel of experts will share their insight into the factors that are and will influence the regions business prospects in the future. This is an opportunity to hear first-hand about the factors that will impact your business.


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Children’s Book Club: The Day The Crayon’s Quit

Sunday Aug. 27, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

The program includes the book, a gallery tour and art making project.


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CreativeMornings/Buffalo

Friday Sep. 08, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Buffalo

CreativeMornings/Buffalo is a free breakfast event, held on the second Friday of every month. Our aim is to better connect, intersect, and celebrate our striking creative community.


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Wright at 150 Lecture Series

Friday Sep. 08, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Darwin Martin House, Buffalo

Wright at 150 Lecture Series

On a national level, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City is launching a retrospective exhibit entitled Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive.  In conjunction with MoMA, the Martin House is hosting six of the exhibit curators in a speaker series that will activate the 150 Hours event on June 5.  The first speaker is the exhibition’s lead curator, Berry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History at Columbia University and curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA.  The other five curators will present monthly through October 2017. To conclude the lecture series, a panel discussion will take place in October, wherein leading critics will examine Wright’s key architectural writings and the state of architectural criticism today. TICKETS

Wright at 150 speakers July – October:

July 7

Ken Tadashi Oshima  |  University of Washington

In Between Space: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Interchange with Japan

August 4

Michael Desmond  |  Louisiana State University

Shifting Perceptions of Form: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Circular Houses

September 8

Mabel O. Wilson  |  Columbia University

Frank Lloyd Wright + the Design for a Rosenwald School

October 6

Jennifer Gray  |  MoMA

Therese O’Malley  |  National Gallery of Art

Frank Lloyd Wright: Nature, Landscape, and Architecture

One Architect, One Family, Two Houses – Buffalo, NY

Beyond this weeklong celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo, the Martin House and Graycliff offer a variety of tours, educational programming, and special events throughout the year.  In addition to multiple Wright-designed structures, Buffalo boasts an impressive portfolio of works by world-class architects including important buildings by Louis Sullivan, H.H. Richardson, the Saarinen’s, Daniel Burnham, and more.  Visit Buffalo Niagara is a one-stop resource to plan an itinerary around these architectural gems and discover more of Buffalo’s rich cultural heritage.  Find more information at their website, and enjoy a special FLW150 inspired video here:

youtube.com/watch?v=x1lHH5Da2Vg

visitbuffaloniagara.com/

New York State Arts and Crafts Alliance

In coordination with the Arts and Crafts Alliance, Wright sites and leaders in the American Arts and Crafts community in Buffalo are offering exhibit openings, family programming, lectures, and special events, launching for Wright’s 150th birthday, and extending through the end of the year.

Alliance members include Roycroft Inn and Campus, Burchfield Penney Art Center, University at Buffalo, Larkin Center of Commerce, Buffalo History Museum, Visit Buffalo Niagara, Graycliff, and Martin House.

For a complete list of events surrounding FLW150 and the celebration of American Arts and Crafts in Buffalo, browse a calendar of activities from June-October 2017 on the Arts and Crafts Alliance website: artsandcraftsalliance.org/events/

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT

Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)

Frank Lloyd Wright is internationally recognized as one of the most important figures in 20th century architecture and design.  His genius is marked by his vision to create a new form of American architecture based on the open landscape of the Midwestern Prairie.  Wright redefined traditional concepts of space by physically and spiritually connecting the built environment to the natural world.  He is best known for his “Prairie style” homes, efficient office buildings, and innovative furniture and decorative designs.

ABOUT THE MARTIN HOUSE

The Martin House, designed and built from 1903-05, is considered by Wright scholars to be a significant turning point in the evolution of the Prairie house concept. The original complex consisted of the main Martin House, pergola, conservatory and carriage house, the Barton House and a gardener’s cottage, totaling nearly 32,000 square feet. Wright called the Martin House his “opus,” and had its plans tacked above his drafting board for decades. Reconstruction of the pergola, conservatory and carriage house was completed in early 2007 in the most ambitious restoration of demolished Wright buildings ever undertaken.

The Martin House Restoration Corporation is a New York not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992. It has a 30-member board of directors and approximately 400 active volunteers. The historic Martin House site is open for tours year round. More information about this National Historic Landmark, including tour information, can be found at darwinmartinhouse.org

ABOUT THE GRAYCLIFF CONSERVANCY

The non-profit Graycliff Conservancy was founded in 1997 specifically to acquire, preserve, and restore Graycliff, the summer home of Darwin and Isabelle Martin which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1927-28. A true grass-roots success story, thanks to volunteers and professionals throughout the region and across the country, the Graycliff Conservancy offers public tours and related programs that showcase Wright’s design and tell the Graycliff story.  A complex of three buildings set amidst more than eight acres of rolling lawns and gardens also designed by Wright, Graycliff is a scenic and simple 20-minute drive south of downtown Buffalo in the town of Derby.  A New York State Landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is located at 6472 Old Lakeshore Rd., Derby, NY, 14047.  graycliffestate.org/


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Malala Yousafzai

Tuesday Sep. 19, 2017
All Day
Alumni Arena at SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo

Human Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner


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